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A train carrying petroleum in at least three of its cars crashed into an 18-wheeler in Cameron, Texas on Tuesday morning. It’s not clear if anyone was injured and authorities have yet to report any fatalities. Local news outlets are reporting that both the train conductor and truck driver survived the crash.
The train burst into flames upon striking the 18-wheeler at a train track crossing on FM 2095— about six miles outside of Cameron. Authorities in Cameron labeled the crash a “hazmat situation” and required evacuations because of the intensity of the flames.
Two sheds near a home in the area of the crossing burned.
How common are train accidents?
While train accidents are not as common as other transportation accidents, about 871 people were killed in 2019 in vehicle-train collisions.
Train collisions and derailments are responsible for the following types of damages:
- Extensive property damages
- Catastrophic injuries
- Loss of life
Still, train crashes are some of the most preventable types of transportation accidents. There are approximately 600 railroads and 205,907 railroad crossings in the United States.
What are common types of train crashes?
The Carlson Law Firm has represented residents who have suffered as a result of railroad negligence. Common types of train crashes include the following:
- Train collision or derailment
- Trains carrying toxic or hazardous materials derails
- Train employees exposed to toxic or hazardous materials
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Railroad worker injuries
Because of their size, when there is a train crash, the severity of physical injuries a person may experience are significant. These crashes also result in significant personal injuries, there is also the chance of property damages and other losses. A train crash lawyer can help.
Catastrophic Injury Lawyers — We Care. We can help.
The Carlson Law Firm is currently representing clients in the KCS train derailment. We have experienced injury lawyers who handle complex cases such as train crashes, helicopter crashes and airplane crashes. Between the winter storm, the ongoing pandemic and now a train explosion, we know that Texans are hoping to return to normal. The Carlson Law Firm is a resource to all no matter their injuries or the complexities of their cases. Call us at 800-359-5690 to schedule a time to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.